Post # 1
We’re doing RSVP postcards included in a set of inserts in a pocketfold. Because of the pocketfold dimensions, the postcard will be .25 inch short on the length requirements of USPS.
We really want to stick to the postcards and not have to get a separate envelope. Should we risk it? And for any who DIY-ed their RSVP postcard, what was the weight of the cardstock you ended up using?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Post # 3
I just found this same problem with the RSVP cards I am designing. Luckily I have room in the envelope to make them the 3.5 inch minimum, but it did make me duplicate some designing (Like I’m not going to start over and redo them 10 more times before sending them out anyway, ha!) I would not recommend risking the wrong size with the post office, they put it through a machine so they will notice the size difference and you may never get the cards back.
I’m planning to print them on 80lb cover stock.
Post # 4
I would not risk it. The postal service can be fairly strict about these things (depending on where you live). I think fixing it now before you send them out will be a much smaller headache than calling each one of your guests, especially if you’re having a big wedding. I changed my pocketfolds to the ones from the papersource for this reason, because cardsandpockets.com pocket is so narrow.
Post # 5
I live in a podunk town in Illinois, but we do have a post office. They said when they get these kind of things in the mail usually you are sending them all at once and they will take the first one and run it through the machine, if it gets rejected they will measure it and see if it meets min/max criteria if it does not they will all be labeled as wrong and sent back and you will need new postage. I don’t know if anyone else has been told this but I am choosing to make one, bring it up to them and then make the others. I would NOT recommend the .25 inch difference. Good luck. Sorry for the bad news.